Easter is one of the more important holidays in our house. We primarily focus on the religious aspects of Easter and celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus but we also enjoy some of the other fun aspects of the holiday. This year we will be using our Resurrection Eggs each night for the twelve days before Easter to go through together as a family devotional along with the book Benjamin’s Box.
Art and Music for Easter
My daughter has already colored some pictures to decorate for Easter using our Magic Stix Washable Markers. We are looking forward to chalk pastel Easter art. If you have not had the opportunity to try these great lessons before, check out the free palm branch lesson that is part of the Easter Art class. All you need to get started is some plain paper and an inexpensive set of chalk pastels.
We are also going to spend time doing a hymn study together during our morning time the week prior to Easter. There are several hymn study resources below. Some are very simple and available as free downloads. Not Consumed also had a great set of more detailed hymn studies for Easter. These are great if you want an open and go study.
I am planning to print some of the pages from the preschool Resurrection Day pack for my three year old to work on with me for his ‘school time’. He really enjoys having printables and other activities to work on with me and it makes him feel included in the school time process. His favorite activities are coloring and cutting so I’ll make sure to use activities that incorporate those as well as new skills that he is working on.
Dying Easter Eggs
If time allows, we will make some natural dyes and dye some Easter eggs. We have chickens and so our eggs are naturally darker than store bought. Dying them with natural dyes can be a bit tricky but it is a fun process for the children. Another fun and easy way to decorate eggs without the artificial dyes is to use small stickers. This is a mess free way to get beautiful eggs without the dyes.
Cooking Activities for Easter
Finally, we will make the Easter story cookies, which is a new recipe for us, and the Resurrection Rolls. I will note that I found out the hard way that it is very important to use very fresh marshmallows for those, or they do not turn out correctly and you lose the visual effect.
We also have several family events to attend and my daughter will probably make a pineapple bunny like the one in this video (and the one shown in the picture below). It is a healthy and cute snack that we can take to events that is also fairly easy to make.
I have included a variety of resources below to incorporate Easter into your school day or family celebrations for students of all ages. I hope that you find them helpful and that you have a Blessed Easter. Please share in the comments your favorite Easter tradition or resource.
Homeschool Easter Resources:
Easter Books and Movies:
Check out these great Hymn Studies by Not Consumed.
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